Alright this program is amazing, let me just say that right now.
It is rather difficult to find performers for that piece/song that you want to write. I know this from personal experience as a composer... especially as one who can't seem to find a string quartet for one of my pieces.
This software, whilst I'm not positive that it's a substitute for something as good as Cubase, is decent at least as freeware. I've yet to purchase it, but the free version still allows for all of the basics that one needs from DAW software.
When you log in, you'll be immediately put into a general chat that consists of all of the other signed in users of this program. From there you can ask for advice, or ask for someone to help record or mix for a project of yours.
You can also have your friends download the free version of this software if you'd like to record them, but perhaps they live rather far away so you don't get to see them often. Maybe they live on the other side of the world and therefore are awake when you are asleep, but that won't matter with this program.
So yeah, I would definitely recommend this program. I don't know about paying for it yet, but I'll update this review if I do upgrade or get more information otherwise.